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Coconut Cove Dolphin Tournament Benefiting Leukemia Society of America
in Memory of Joy Bates

June 23, 24, 25, 2006

$35 for anglers under 16.......... $85 for anglers.........$30 for non fishing folks........$80 for groups of five or more
Catch the big ones while raising money for cancer research
Support our great sponsors: American Airlines, Sunglass Hut, Intl., The Free Press Newspaper, AMR Corp, Chesapeake Resort, Theater of the Sea, Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet, Brandy Etheridge, Hog Heaven, World Wide Sportsman, Islamorada Fish Company, The Trading Post, Sunglass Hut/Watch Station Int., Keys Video, Papa Joes Marina, Weckelman Yacht Sales, Garden of Eden, Sun Cruz Casino, Keys Cycle, Whistle Stop, Islamorada Cleaners, Sun 103 and Skip Bradeen, Susana May, M.D. and Keys to Wellness Staff, Tib Bank, Tropical Tees, Islamorada Hammock, Lady Cyana Divers, Xtreme Sports, Henry's Bakery, Rips Island Restaurant, Whale Harbor Dockside, Ables Tackle shop, Genevieve's Daughters, The Florida Keys & Key West, Come as your are, TDC, Florida Keys Fishing Tournament, The Print Shop, The Independent Newspaper, Weekly Fisherman Newspaper, The Reporter Newspaper, and the Keynoter Newspaper. --THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

Special thanks to: Jennie Sievers, Joanne Fleming-Fahner, Mark Otto, Skip Bradeen, PJ, and Brad Lange.

Sponsorship and donations needed GET INVOLVED see below

First Place: WIN a trip to Europe on American Airlines--you choose Paris, Madrid, or London subject to restrictions and availability.

BE A WINNER!! At the annual Coconut Cove Resort "Catch Dolphin - Cure Cancer" fishing tournament.

A one day family fun event with prizes for 1st, 2nd, Jr., Ladies, hard luck, and strangest catch categories. Mom, Pop, and the kids can all go fishing together and win great prizes, too. Attention Captains: your charters can participate, too. Even pros, celebrities, and politicians can join in the fun. Charter captain winning with largest fish win $500 in cash.

Hall of Fame: Congratulations to 2000 winners: Brent Whitley (Tampa FL), Top Angler; Brad Nelson, 2nd place; Kyle Tuthill (Plantation FL), Jr. Top Angler; Fred Mercurio, Strangest Catch; Glenn Goodall, Worst Hard Luck; Dr. Susanna May, Biggest Fishing Story; Kenny Dennison, Special Mention.

1999 winners were the father & son team David & Kyle Tuthill (Plantation FL), Top Angler & Jr. Top Angler; Walter Newbold (St. Louis, MO), 2nd Place; and Dr. Susanna May, Worst Hard Luck.


Fri. June 23--Kick-off party/angler's meeting--6 P.M.; live music, free hors doerves, door prizes & ditty bags for all anglers.

Sat. June 24--Lines In 7 A.M.; Lines Out 4:30 P.M. fish must be weighed in by 6:30 P.M.

Sat. June 25--7:30 P.M. Party & Awards Banquet



In the early weeks of 1999 Joy Bates lost her battle with cancer. It had been a long and hard fought struggle for Joy, who like many affected by the deadly disease, chose to fight the affliction..

During this courageous conflict, Joy's son Paul, a commercial airline pilot and owner of Islamorada's Coconut Cove Resort, made a commitment to himself, and his mom, to dedicate a sizable portion of his time to assist in the effort to find a cure for the dreaded illness. As a result of this pledge, Coconut Cove hosted their first dolphin-fishing contest in the summer of 1998.

Catch Dolphin - Cure Cancer

Call (305) 664-0123 to get involved or about the sponsorships available

$50 Standard sponsorship: membership

$200 Silver sponsorship: entry, membership

$300 Gold sponsorship: entry, membership and special recognition

$500 Platinum sponsorship: family entry, membership, special recognition and award plaque

"Thank you for your support", Paul E. Bates for information